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ORGANIZATION: So What Else?

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So What Else?
"Serving Our Community, Children and Planet"

So What Else Baltimore is looking for eager volunteers that would like to support us in our mission to end hunger and provide underserved communities with produce by volunteering at one or more of our food distributions across the city. The current sites we are looking for volunteers to come support include:

Tuesdays:

The Food Project | 11 AM-12 PM
424 S Pulaski St, Baltimore, MD 21223, USA

Hope Chapel Baptist Church (Standing Strong Mentoring Program) | 12-1 PM
1245 Riggs Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217, USA

Wednesdays:

St. Francis Neighborhood Center | 11 AM-12 PM
2405 Linden Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217, USA

Thursdays:

The Food Project | 11 AM-12 PM
424 S Pulaski St, Baltimore, MD 21223, USA

City Place on the Avenue
| 11 AM-12 PM
610 Pennsylvania Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA

East View Communities | 12-1 PM
906 N Caroline St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA

Fridays:

Esperanza and Assisi House | 11 AM-12 PM
1711 Gough St, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA

Salem Hispanic Church | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
3405 Gough St, Baltimore, MD 21224

Responsibilities:

  • Helping to unload boxes of food off the van and set them up for community members to take
  • Bagging produce
  • Teaching community members about different produce items and how to prepare them
  • Breaking down empty boxes
  • Cleaning up and loading any leftover produce back on the van at the end of the distribution

Volunteers Must:

  • Be 18 years or older, or be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • Be able to lift heavy boxes
  • Wear appropriate clothing and closed toed shoes
  • Be courteous and respectful at all times


Preferred but not required:

  • Be warm, friendly and sociable
  • Have an interest in hunger relief or sustainability
  • Have experience working with diverse communities
  • Have a basic understanding of spanish
  • Background in working with food
  • Interest in volunteering regularly on a daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis

Time:

All volunteers are expected to arrive 15 minutes before the distribution start time in order to help set up prior to the giveaway. Most distributions last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour at a time depending on the schedule and how long supplies last.


Benefits:

  • Free So What Else T-Shirt and other swag
  • Valuable experience working in hunger relief
  • And all volunteers are welcome to take home any leftover produce!

Contact:

To sign up for this opportunity visit sowhatelse.org and click Get Involved, locate this service opportunity and click to see sign up information. You will need to create a volunteer profile to explore and register for volunteer opportunities with So What Else.

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About So What Else?

Location:

1 PRESERVE PKWY, ROCKVILLE, MD 20852, US

Mission Statement

So What Else's mission is to improve the lives of children and families living in underserved communities in the Baltimore-Washington Metro Area by providing food security, access to basic necessities, and high-quality out-of-school time programs in literacy, athletics, and the visual and performing arts while inspiring young people to give back to the community by creating volunteer opportunities for citizens of all ages.

Description

So What Else (SWE) ... can we do to help? is a nonprofit organization founded in 2009 and focused on building strong, vibrant and resilient communities through direct programming and in partnership with allied organizations. Our primary programming embraces two key areas: Food Security and Youth Development Programs.

SWE started with Youth programming and added Food Security as we witnessed the massive economic dislocations caused by the C19 Pandemic and the consequent explosion in food insecurity. SWE and its community partners operate several Food Relief programs in Montgomery and surrounding counties, in Washington D.C. and Baltimore.

SWE needs volunteers who share our passion for service and seek to have an immediate and lasting impact upon the lives and fortunes of those we serve. Our volunteers are essential to our ability to deliver reliable, accessible and high-quality education programming and food security services.

SWE welcomes volunteers of all backgrounds, experiences and capabilities. Our greatest needs at present are for Food Pantry helpers, Bulk Food Recovery & Distribution Warehouse workers, Delivery & Distribution drivers and Teacher's Aides / Classroom Assistants.

Please contact swevolunteer@gmail.com to share your area of interest and learn more about volunteering with SWE. Visit sowhatelse.org to learn more about our programs and impact! Thanks!

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Crisis Support
Hunger
Community, Crisis Support, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Baltimore, MD 21217

(39.30567,-76.6355)
 

SKILLS

  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Nutrition
  • Delivery
  • Operations
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • Anywhere between 1 to 5 hours each week
  • Adaptable, respectful, compassionate, ability to lift heavy boxes, ability to work outside in extreme temperatures, comfortable working with diverse communities

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